EV Connect Wins Contract to Complete Key Routes Along the West Coast Electric Highway
Fast Charging and Level 2 stations to be installed in 11 locations throughout California
LOS ANGELES, CA, March 8, 2016 – EV Connect, a leading provider of Electric
Vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including development of the industry’s most innovative and open cloud-based software platform for managing the EV charging eco-system, today announced that it has been awarded a $1.8 million contract from the California
Energy Commission (CEC) to complete key routes of the West Coast Electric Highway, a network of fast charging and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations that will stretch from the Canadian to the Mexican borders.
In addition, EV Connect will provide management of the charging ecosystem which includes the charging stations, host locations, electric utility interaction and the driver experience.
The CEC awarded a total of $8.8 million in grants to complete the California portion of the Highway. EV Connect’s awards include segments of the California 99 and
Interstate 5 highways. Each location will provide one or two 50 kW Dual-Standard DC
Fast Chargers (featuring both an SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connector) and at least one 7.2 kW dual-head Level 2 charger equipped with standard J1772 connectors. Charge station site hosts include Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, Staples and Hilton Hotel locations.
“The West Coast Electric Highway is an important component in the rapidly increasing adoption of electric vehicles within North America, particularly for inter-city travel”, said Jordan Ramer, EV Connect CEO. “EV Connect’s deep experience in the management of the entire EV ecosystem will provide an efficient, reliable and easy-to-use experience.”
Source: EV Connect, Inc.